Bridgestone re71

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  1. blacksheep-1

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    So a couple of my buddys are running Road Atlanta in a Porsche this weekend, the car is using the Bridgestone re71 tires. They plan on using 1 set for the whole 12 or 14 hour race. I know it's a light car, but both of them are used to heavier Corvette/ Mustang platforms and they speak well of those tires. I thought I'd pass that along in case any of you were thinking about buying new rubber. I had another friend recommend them as well, but thought that I'd wait and see before I said anything. Apparently they work well and last a long time, which is what most HPDE guys are looking for.
     
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    I'm curious how this turns out. The RE-71R's are my next HPDE tire.
     
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    I should of said "last weekend"...this is what happens when I wait a day before posting. so it was like..yesterday.
     
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    How did they finish?
     
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    They lasted 4 Hours on our Car our other tires last 14-20
     
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    So, what are the other tires? It's like pulling teeth.
     
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    RS4 about 1 second or so slower as well
     
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    Thanks for the real world experience, and I'm not surprised. I've run RE-71R's on my '05GT for the past two years. A new set is going on in the spring. I think of these tires as NT01's with a 200TW rating. It's just a game the manufacturers play to sell "the" tire to have in street tire series.
     
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    There is a reason they are the ultimate hot ticket for Autocrossing ion the Street Tire Classes -- they heat up mucho quickly! There are a few competitors , but they are the King of the Cone Carvers , percentage wise, at this point.
     
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